New business offers full line of hunting products

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
New business to serve area hunters Democrat Photo Bullets and Bows, located on 10th Street in Cassville near Highway 37, offers a wide variety of hunting gear and accessories. The business is owned by Joe and Brigitte Goade.

Joe and Brigitte Goade opened Bullets and Bows on 10th Street near Highway 37 in Cassville on May 9. The business offers a large variety of hunting clothing, equipment and accessories.

"We had this business in Tennessee," said Joe. "When my father recently passed away, we decided to come back home."

The Goades spent two years looking for the ideal location for the archery and gun shop before moving their large inventory back to southwest Missouri.

"We selected this location because of the location," said Joe. "It is close to Highway 37, which is what we were interested in."

Bullets and Bows offers a full line of hunting products, including: scopes; scope mounts; pistol accessories; clothing; shoes; decoys; calls; gun safes; and targets.

"We will have a full service archery shop and an in-house gunsmith," said Joe. "We will also have an indoor archery range that doubles as an indoor DART digital shooting system video range. This will be the only DART range within 50 miles."

Joe plans to add outdoor pistol and 3D archery ranges behind the Bullets and Bows store. The business will also offer conceal and carry classes taught by Carl Cosper, of the Barry County Sheriff's Department.

"The first class will be offered June 4 and 5," said Joe. "People can sign up any time and pay their deposit to reserve a spot."

In addition to a full line of hunting products, Bullets and Bows offers motorcycle apparel and a small line of fishing gear.

"I will be expanding my motorcycle stuff," said Joe. "We will add more leather goods and helmets. Anything bikers need, we will have or be able to order for them."

The business' fishing product line will offer an assortment of items for crappie and bass anglers and kids fishing gear.

"We will be getting in a lot more stuff," said Joe. "Right now, our inventory is small compared to what we have to come. People won't have to go anywhere else."

Joe previously owned Seven Valley's Archery and Body Works gymnasium, next to Taco Bell in Cassville. He is the patent holder for the STS String Stopper, which is used to stop archery bow strings from vibrating after an arrow is shot.

In addition to assisting Joe in the gun and bow shop, Brigitte operates Brigette's Sign Shop, which designs and produces custom signs and decals.

Bullets and Bows is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.